BOC seizes P100-M smuggled fake goods
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized some P100 million worth of smuggled counterfeit goods during a raid at a warehouse in Valenzuela City.
According to the BOC, used clothing (ukay-ukay) and other counterfeit items, including footwear of known trademarks such as Nike, Crocs, Sandugo, among others, were found at the warehouse on Rincon Road in Valenzuela City last week.
The smuggled goods came from China and Bangladesh, the BOC said. Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation and the Armed Forces of the Philippines also joined the raid.
In Hagonoy, Davao del Sur, BOC agents seized 690 master cases of smuggled cigarettes valued at P20 million during a buy-bust operation.
—TINA G. SANTOS
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